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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cat Burglar and Kitty drugs

We have a Cat Burglar in our midst.
Sure, he looks all innocent and charming with his "rub my tummy" cuteness...

However, he's been spotted - on several occasions - breaking into closets, sliding the large closet doors aside so he can enter to explore (and hide from CooPurr being too rude and sniffy).

Further...He is the main suspect of some extreme shelf climbing and distribution of a controlled substance in our home: CATNIP.

I got up the other morning to find on the Living room floor, a small box that usually resides on the second shelf of one of the tall shelves in that room. As I picked it up to put it back - I noticed a significant spread of stuff on the carpet behind the couch.

About that time I realized the stuff was Catnip - I looked to the 3rd shelf where the catnip is safely double bagged in a basket with other kitty toys and some human brain-teaser puzzles - and nothing looked amiss.
There were 3 more double-bagged caches of Catnip still in the basket. The 3rd shelf (very full of books, basket, and some knick-knacks), is nearly 4 feet off the ground and seemed undisturbed - save for the one small box I'd found on the floor...

Yet the evidence of a Catnip burglary was clear.
(I wondered if levitation had been involved in the caper...)

CooPurr can jump and explores on a larger scale, but he's not one to investigate small places or perform tightrope walking - and he was sitting on the steps, unconcerned.
Gryphon does explore (and fall out of) places he shouldn't be - but as he and Nikoli wandered in to sniff and literally fall upon the Catnip spread - I got the impression it was their first buzz of the day rather than a 2nd hit.

Yeah, it's all fun and games until....
The Vacuum comes out (these two are so nipped they forgot to bolt at the sight of the Vacuum!):
And Mikale? Where was he during this "love da carpet" episode?
I have no idea - probably sleeping it off...


  1. Catnip was meant to be rolled in. Purloined. Sniffed, snarfled, and liberated from plastic bags. I can say that because I don't have any in the house. BUT, here is a significant detail: in the bed where my new palo verde tree is establishing itself, telltale minty-looking leaves are making a bold appearance. Yes! The ghost of catnip past is re-asserting itself where once it had a home. I planted it there for my beloved late Smokey, and thought it had departed this world when Mitzi blazed away. Wrong again! It's baaa-a-a-ack....

  2. I have a burglar at my house too - he's half-Siamese and a real smartypants. Then the other cat gets in the closet and eats strange things like wrapping ribbon and throws up. Fun. But they are so cute!!!